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Highlights Part I(a)
Highlights Part I(b)
Highlights Part I(c)
Highlights Part II
Speech Part I(a)
Speech Part I(b)
Speech Part I(c)
Speech Part I(d)
Speech Part II
Budget at a glance

Budget 1998-99
Budget 1997-98
Budget 1996-97



Surveys in the Budget for 1999-2000
New Lines

To bring Talcher station on Cuttack-Talcher-Sambalpur line
Agartala to Akhaura
Almatti to Yadgir
Anupgarh to Bikaner
Bakreshwar to Siuri
Bisrampur to Jabalpur
Chatra to Tori
Dahanu road to Nasik
Gaya to Daltanganj via Guraru, Gurva, Sherghat and Imamganj
Jabalpur to Panna via Damoh
Jaisalmer to Kandla
Punalur to Erumeli
Khandwa to Nardana via Khargone, Sendhwa
Murshidabad to Kandi via Khagraghat and Behrampur
Nagapattinam to Velankani
Ramganj Mandi to Bhopal via Jhalawar, Aklera, Khilchipur, Rajgarh, Biavra, Narsingarh
Rohtak to Hissar via Meham and Hansi
Tindivanam to Cuddalore via Pondicherry
Patna By-pass line
Kovvur-Bhadrachalam Road
Parli Vaijnath to Ghatandur (for regrading)
Umrer to Nagpur via Khaperkeda and Koradi
Makum to Saikhova Ghat

Gauge Conversion - Surveys

Mehasana-Taranga Hill

Doubling - Surveys

Lalgola-Krishnanagar with electrification
Renigunta to Tirupati
Daund-Manmad with electrification

Konkan Railway Corporation

KRC operating seven pairs of passenger trains and plan to introduce "Konkan Star Service" for passengers and "Roll-on-Roll-off" freight
Railways' to continue providing operational and financial assistance to KRC

Production Units

All production units achieved their targets in 1997-98

Public Sector Undertakings

All PSUs performed satisfactorily showing net profits
IR received a total dividend of Rs.60 cr in 1997-98 from all its PSUs

Research Designs and Standards Organisation

Universal Emergency Communication System (UECS) developed to enhance safety
Developed a dual three-phase EMU design to maintain uninterrupted services in Mumbai during conversion of traction

Medical Facilities

Special contributions made towards Pulse Polio Vaccine, AIDS Control and Family Welfare


70% recruitment through open advertisement for greater transparency
5 Gold Medals out of 7 won by Railways in Asian Games

Special Announcements

Concessions for handicapped persons with escort extended to AC Chaircar and AC Three-tier (75%) and other AC classes (50%)
Accredited Press Correspondents of Central, State/UTs and District Hqrs. to get 50% concession in all classes upto 30,000 km in a year
30% concessions for recipients of President's Police Medal, in all classes/trains after 60 years of age
Licensed Porters to get one-set of PTO for self and spouse in addition to one second class pass already given for self

Passenger Reservation Terminals

PRS terminals to be extended to Rail Agents on experimental basis

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